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Old 06-30-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Default RR in Ithaca

We are researching retirement in Ithaca. Looking at lakefront properties. This property looks great, but it appears that it is located adjacent to a RR track. How often does the train come through this town? Is it loud?

934 East Shore Drive
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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If I recall from when I lived there in my youth, the train is for a salt mine in the area so it may be seasonal or at least more active in the the fall and winter months.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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There is a power station north of there that used to receive coal twice a day by that rail track, but it appears to have shut down or reduced operation depending on what link one believes. With the highway right there too (presumed upside for truck traffic, jake brakes down the hill when fracking hits the area) it is certainly a convenient location close to town but not for skinny dipping.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Ithaca NY
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I'd be more concerned about 34; that's a busy road that people positively FLY up. I've always thought that those houses don't seem especially private.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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What does, "jake brakes down the hill when fracking hits the area", mean?
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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What does, "jake brakes down the hill when fracking hits the area", mean?
jake brakes = The loud vibrating sound you hear when big trucks are using their engine brakes to slow down on hills.

If fracking in NYS is ever approved, it'd be expected that Ithaca would be an area of significant drilling, so you'd expect there to be a good number of large, heavy trucks on that highway using those brakes on the hill.
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